Screenrights’ Board Chair Kim Dalton was part of a panel at this year’s AIDC chaired by Board director Anne Chesher, about royalties from the Screenrights education licence – you can read a write-up about the session here.

It became clear during the discussion that there is a role for Screenrights to play in helping content creators understand the usage of their content by educational institutions. Members want to know what sort of content educators value, and how to promote their content to teachers in a way that helps them. We recognise this need, and to address it, Screenrights is taking the following steps:

Research and Analysis

Screenrights will undertake a detailed statistical analysis of the data that we have at our disposal relating to usage of programs by schools and universities, as well as remuneration, of screen content by educational institutions. We will look to find out if there are any lessons for content creators in this data.

Member Consultation

We will consult with members to find out which details you’re most interested in, and what information is most useful from our data. This will ensure that we’re asking the right questions as we research and analyse.

Working Group

Screenrights will convene a Working Group of interested members alongside representatives of the resource centres, to ascertain whether there are issues around access to relevant educational screen content, and whether there is more that can be done by content creators to address the needs of educators.

If you have any questions, would like to suggest areas the research could focus on, or are interested in being a part of the Working Group, please get in touch via info@screenrights.org.

We will continue to keep you informed, and look forward to finding out how Screenrights can help further with promoting screen content to the education sector.